I was admiring a recent Lego construction and said, "Wow, you're so creative, James!" He looked at me for a moment, then back to the space ship, then back to me...
James: Mommy, God created the heavens and the earth.
Me: And he created us, too. And he created us to BE creative.
James: What's creative?
Me: It's when we make things. Like painting, or cooking, or building with Legos, or planting a garden outside...
James: ... or telling stories... or making BABIES!
Me, laughing: Yep. And babies.
He gets it.
Jim has a habit of speaking scripture to James in a conversational way, just like he's telling him a story. I'd love to do this, too, but it helps if you have some memorized... which I don't... or not that well anyway. The first chapter of Genesis is a frequent one and it's so beautiful when conversations like this happen and it's clear that he's been listening. Even when sometimes as Jim finishes, James will respond with something like, "Look at this booger I got, Daddy."
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